Prévost @ Haycock
“Relaxed contemporary dining in a bright, relaxed atmosphere” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Prévost @ Haycock is a bright space with lots of glass including large, modern chandeliers housed in metal bird cages. There are also two massive standing birdcages you can sit inside. The flooring is dark wood while chairs are brightly upholstered. Service is polished and attentive, and the chefs actually deliver the food to the table and explain each dish. Start with roasted Cornish lobster, pork jowl, Grelot onion and elderflower gel, or Lincolnshire poacher dumplings, Tokyo turnip and hen of the woods. Follow with poached Cornish brill, sea vegetables, BBQ crosnes and shrimp sauce. A sweet ending is provided by Yorkshire rhubarb, ginger and rice pudding parfait.
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- Closed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
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About the area
To the west of East Anglia is Cambridgeshire, a county best known as the home to the university that makes up the second half of ‘Oxbridge’ (the other half is Oxford). As well as its globally renowned educational credentials, it also has a rich natural history; much of its area is made up of reclaimed or untouched fens. These are low-lying areas which are marshy and prone to flooding. The lowest point in the UK is at Holme Fen, which is some 9 feet (2.75 metres) below sea level. Some of the fens had been drained before, but it was in the 19th and 20th centuries that wide-spread, successful drainage took place, expanding the amount of arable and inhabitable land available.
Ely Cathedral was built on an island among the swampy fens, but now sits among acres of productive farmland, albeit farmland criss-crossed by miles of flood-preventing watercourses. Oliver Cromwell was born in Ely, and his family home can still be visited. Cambridge itself is a beautiful and historic city, with any number of impressive old buildings, churches and colleges, and plenty of chances to mess about on the River Cam which gave the city its name.
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